I know. It's 2020. Nothing should surprise me anymore.
The "president" has contracted the deadly virus that is killing Americans by the thousands?
Yet another grand jury hands down a mystifying ruling regarding justice for black lives.
Been there. Done that.
A right wing militia plot is uncovered with plans to kidnap the Democrat Governor of a state.
Wait. What? That's new.
But is it really a surprise? When the FBI broke up a group of Michigan militia that was planning to abduct Governor Whitmer and overthrow certain state governments because they believed were violating the US Constitution. Mask mandates and closing certain businesses and limiting movement as a matter of public health is what these constitutional scholars wanted to affect. By kidnapping the governor. Not the latest Netflix miniseries pitch. Real life. Six men, five from Michigan and one from Delaware were arrested for planning the crime, seven more were charged with terrorism and gang-related offences. Officials say this group wished to gather "about two hundred men" to storm the capitol building and take hostages, including the governor. They hoped to enact their plan before the November presidential election. If that failed, they planned to attack the governor at her home.
Again. Not Jerry Bruckheimer. Not starring Nicolas Cage. This was real. They had conducted surveillance on Governor Whitmer's vacation home, they also planned Molotov cocktail attacks on police officers, purchased a taser, and pooled their funds to purchase explosives and tactical equipment. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said that separate to the kidnapping charges seven members of the "wolverine watchmen" militia will be charged by the state with gang affiliation and providing material support to terrorists. Ms. Nessel said the arrested militia members hoped to start a civil war.
For those of you who may not remember, Patrick Swayze led a group of rebels in a movie called Red Dawn. The name of that group was "Wolverines." That movie was so popular, it was remade in 2012. And lo and behold, these bozos were on a path to recreating it again in 2020. With live ammunition. With the support of the "president."
Again, maybe not a surprise. The "president" is the one who tweeted way back in April, "liberate Michigan!" A day after the FBI arrests, he went right back to attacking Governor Whitmer. Surprised?